Katherine R. Willson

2470 Nottingham Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Phone: 734-975-2937

Business Phone: 734-546-2360
Email: moonswings@gmail.com
URL: www.SocialMediaGenealogy.com

Contact between 8:00am to 9:00pm US Eastern


  • Internet research
  • Social media research
  • Problem-solving techniques
  • Filling in ancestors' timeline gaps

  • Lectures:

  • Solving Mysteries with Facebook’s 5,000+ Genealogy Groups & Pages
  • Little-Known & Rarely-Used Google Resources & Research Tips
  • It Won't Die With You!!! The Importance of a Genealogical Codicil to Your Will
  • When You Hit a Brick Wall, Hit the Genealogical Research Checklist
  • They Did What?!? Locating Archived & Digital News Articles About Your Ancestors
  • Which Way Did She Go?!? Locating Those Elusive Maiden Names
  • Writing Down the Bones: Printing Your Family History
  • Who/When/Where - Writing the Most Effective Queries
  • They Didn't All Come Through Ellis Island! Locating & Analyzing Passenger Lists
  • Seeking Dead People: Getting the Most from Cemetery Research Online & In Person
  • Filling Out Your Family Tree Without Breaking the Bank!
  • What Stories Are You Missing From the State & Federal Census Info?
  • Top 10 Dos & Don'ts for Preserving Family Photos, Articles & Films
  • Google Books + Interlibrary Loan (ILL) = Free Genealogical Resources!
  • Whatever is Evernote & Why Ever Would I Need It?
  • Locating Living Relatives: Where, Why & How
  • Operation Pied Piper: Evacuated British Children from England During WWII
  • Additional presentations can be customized to fit any organization’s needs

  • Speaking Conditions:

  • One-hour presentation fee - $100 plus travel expenses for a 45-minute presentation plus 15-minute Q&A
  • Day-long workshop fee - $350 plus travel expenses (two presentations in the morning and two in the afternoon).
  • Discounts available for smaller groups whose budgets cannot accommodate the full cost of a one-hour presentation.
  • New lectures easily developed to suit your individual group needs
  • Projector & screen required
  • Handouts are emailed prior to the lecture and printed by the hosting organization
  • Audio/Video recording is permitted.
  • Available to travel (reimbursed mileage at the IRS federal rate of $0.575/mile; or flight, hotel & meal costs (hotel & meals use the IRS allowable per diem federal rate, available at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104877)

  • Previous Engagements:

    See schedule in right side-bar at www.SocialMediaGenealogy.com


    Katherine is a highly-acclaimed and professionally-trained national public speaker and professional genealogist. She gives keynote addresses, conference presentations & facilitates genealogical workshops.

    Her genealogy interests began at the age of 10 while earning the Junior Girl Scout “My Heritage” badge. Her passion for genealogy was fueled during college when relatives gave her binders full of generations of information.

    Katherine has been teaching all levels of genealogy research for the past twelve years. Her passion for genealogy combined with practical and creative strategies keeps Katherine’s audience actively participating in her engaging presentations. Participants leave with the tools necessary to do their own research, and the inspiration to do it!

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